A Tour Through North America; Together With a Comprehensive View of the Canadas and United States. As Adapted For Agricultural Emigration
Patrick Shirreff (1791-1876) embarked on an agricultural tour of Upper and Lower Canada and the U.S. before allowing a younger brother to emigrate from their native Scotland. Back home, Shirreff was a pioneer of cereal hybridisation and was noted for producing several new varieties of oats and wheat. He seems to settle on Illinois as a preferred place for settlement, Upper Canada being "an interminable forest."
Publisher: Oliver and Boyd
Date Published: 1835
Place Published: Edinburgh
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: v, 322, , 331-473 p. 23 cm. Original publisher's binding. Bumped corners, some dents to edges, hinges cracking. Foxing to first and last pages, tears in pp. 269-71.